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"푸른 사과 또는 노란 사과?"

Translation:A green apple or a yellow apple?

September 16, 2017



또는 in this case means or? Not and?


Yep. 또는 is commonly used when there are two possibilities but only one choice. I see it a lot in board game rule books describing a possible sequence for instance.


푸른사과 is blue apple. This says it is green. Fix please!


You mean… fix the hints? Color is all about perception. The east Asian (including Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese as well) perception of “” spans from what we perceive as blue to what we perceive as green. It’s similar to our broad interpretation of blue to mean navy blue, sky blue, and indigo (blueberries). Although when differentiation is necessary, we specify with more detail.


In this case 푸른 means green too. Same with the case of a traffic light..green light is 파란불. I dont know but it just is.


People use 푸른 to mean green or blue interchangeably.


If you believe something is wrong use the report button, not the discussion board. These boards arent read frequently by moderators and are intended as a way for users to help each other rather than collating mistakes.

However, many languages do not make the distinction between green and blue. While I'm not an expert in Korean i believe 푸르다 and 파랗다 can both be used to mean green, blue, or greenish-blue. That being said 푸른 is most commonly associated with green according to Wikipedia.



In Korean language and in Korea, the Korean word for blue is often favored. For example, Koreans say "blue light" to describe what an English speaker would say is the green light on a traffic post.


In many cultures blue and green are considered similar colors. Like Japanese and Chinese. Korean is one of them. So 푸른 in this case is considered green.


It can mean blue or green for fruits


Looks like there has been a lot of discussion about this topic already, but the blue/green ambiguity is discussed in the unit's tips and notes section https://www.duolingo.com/skill/ko/Seasons


I'd like a red apple, please!


In Korean the copula can be omitted if the noun it is attached to ends in a vowel, such as in this example. But the Korean here lacks both a verb and a speech level ending such as 야?(intimate) or 냐?(plain). So is it really correct Korean to include a question mark? It seems like the Korean is just a compound noun phrase, not a question.


저는 푸른 사과를 아주 좋아요


Is this more of an aqua colour? I have heard that the colour depends on what you are describing.


Would "푸른 사과 아니면 노란 사과" mean the same thing?


blue is considered green in korea is news to me


'Green apple or yellow apple?' is accepted- duo is getting better.

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